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collecting is done by the finance police, the guardia de finanza. employees often used dubious methods when chasing down tax defaulters. the tax collectors work on commission. the more people they catch, the better for them. that is putting pressure on ordinary italians, especially small and medium-size companies. >> it was a spectacular protest against italy's new tax laws. the owner of a small beach bar scaled the dome of st. peter's basilica in rome and stayed put for some 24 hours. when he climbed back down, he was greeted by a cheering crowd. [applause] >> i really hope this tax issue is resolved soon and our small businesses as well as the whole economy can pick up again, at least a little. >> the tax measures by italy's technocrat government under the prime minister are another weapon in the country's never- ending fight against tax evasion. the so-called financial police is seeking to recover an estimated 150 billion euros, and it is coming down hard on the country's culture of tax evasion. >> we are conducting stringent checks on luxury vehicles. if the income tax returns filed by
. u.s. labor department spokespersons say the unemployment rate for january edged up to 7.9%. it was 7.8% in the previous month. it stayed below 8% for five straight months. american employers added 157,000 jobs in the non-farm sector. analysts had expected 180,000. employment in the retail sector rose by 33,000. transportation in warehousing shed about 14,000 jobs. the latest u.s. labor report shows employers added more jobs in 2012 than previously estimated, but economists are also focusing on the weaknesses the january data exposed. here's the chief economist from the daiwa capital markets america. >> on the positive side, there were no upward revisions to pass job data on job growth. if you look at the data for 2012, we are now looking at 180,000 jobs per month rather than an average of 153,000 per month. that's a noeshl upward revision, and it shows that the labor market stronger than we thought it was previously. on the disappointing side, though, for the month of january, we did not have this same strong job growth. job growth came in at 157,000, which is a little bit lighter th
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